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  • Summary: Blasphemous is a punishing action-platformer that combines the fast-paced, skilled combat of a hack-n-slash game with a deep and evocative narrative core, delivered through exploration of a huge universe comprised of non-linear levels.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Sep 9, 2019
    100
    A brilliantly realized, brutal and bloody Metroidvania that is the next best thing to reading up on Catholic Martyrs while you whip yourself with a barbed cat-o-nine-tails.
  2. Sep 9, 2019
    90
    Blasphemous is hands down one of my favourite games of 2019. I wasn’t expecting it to be, but it’s one of those unexpected surprises; a gift that you didn’t think that you wanted but quickly becomes to be loved.
  3. Sep 9, 2019
    82
    If you like Souls-like or metroidvania games, you should check it out; if you like both, go and buy it now. Blasphemous is a challenging and addictive game, with small flaws, but something unique we’ve really enjoyed.
  4. Sep 9, 2019
    80
    For an action-adventure title, inaccurate hit-boxes and level-design that's even slightly off can be a deal-breaker. Rather than get dragged down by its deficiencies, Blasphemous rises above to create a uniquely engaging experience. Exploring the dire realm of Cvstodia is a treat in itself. The lore is intriguing, and the few characters you meet weave compelling narratives. Still, there remains an unshakeable thought that this game is a beautiful painting, but with an askew frame. Then again, maybe it's because of the imperfections that players start to question everything around them. Whatever the case, you'll definitely want to give this a look.
  5. Sep 11, 2019
    80
    Blasphemous is a superb example of a metroidvania. Incredibly captivating and lengthy, it’s a deep, dark, scary hole to jump into that won’t let you out until you reach the end. And once you get out, you’ll want to jump straight back in.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
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  1. Sep 12, 2019
    10
    Desafiante, absorbente y tremendamente adictivo. Posee una estética alucinante.
  2. Sep 11, 2019
    10
    Awesome indie game! Incorporates a lot of good stuff from both Castlevania and Soulsborne games! The artstyle and atmosphere is extremelyAwesome indie game! Incorporates a lot of good stuff from both Castlevania and Soulsborne games! The artstyle and atmosphere is extremely good, buy it and enjoy it, it is worth the money. Expand
  3. Sep 10, 2019
    10
    Blasphemous is an absolutely gorgeous game, the art style, characters, world design, and gameplay is amazing. Can definitely see this becomeBlasphemous is an absolutely gorgeous game, the art style, characters, world design, and gameplay is amazing. Can definitely see this become one of my all-time favourite game! Beautiful! Expand
  4. Sep 10, 2019
    10
    Fantastica historia y gameplay en este metroidvania que es toda una sorpresa del estudio español
  5. Sep 10, 2019
    10
    Sensacional propuesta del estudio español The Game Kitchen. Un "metroidvania" endiabladamente difícil con temática relacionada con la SemanaSensacional propuesta del estudio español The Game Kitchen. Un "metroidvania" endiabladamente difícil con temática relacionada con la Semana Santa y el folklore español. El juego es una auténtica sorpresa para este 2019 y muy recomendable para jugadores que hayan disfrutado títulos como BloodStained, Hollow Knight o Dead Cells. Gustará a los más jugones. Expand
  6. Sep 10, 2019
    10
    Felicidades por este gran juego! Si te gustan los 2D algo de dark souls, castlevania, este te va a encantar
  7. Sep 13, 2019
    9
    Blasphermous' largest strength is 100% in is stunning presentation presentation. The sprite artwork is absolutely amazing, and the artBlasphermous' largest strength is 100% in is stunning presentation presentation. The sprite artwork is absolutely amazing, and the art direction is very unique indeed. I can't think of any other game that borrows on the catholic themes and images and imagination in the game. The music is also very nice score which accompanies your journey to the tone of perfection.In some ways the music score even compliments the world to utter perfection at times. The gameplay is overly fun, even if a if a tad on the basic side. The combat consists of parrying enemies and occasionally using some questionably useful magic attacks to defeat your foes. You can unlock special moves along the way as well, but I rarely found a use for the special moves although they did look nice. There's also a lot of platforming, which is probably where you're going to die the most. Most bosses are tough, but don't fell cheap, and there is a checkpoint just before each one, so complaints there. While there aren't any major flaws apart from some bugs, I do have some gripes with the game. Firstly, there aren't enough fast travel locations in the world, and you're gonna be doing a ton of backtracking if you want to 100% the game. If you're going for 100% you're gonna have a frustrating experience, since there is no way to quickly check certain collectibles, and the map is incredibly basic without any option to leave markers or waypoints to help you along your journey, But overall I truly enjoyed my time with Blasphermous and I can only hope were to see more DLC for this Xbox gem in the future. Expand